Terms of Service




Overview:

www.ryanmckenna.com is managed by a small team of web developers and by being here you agree that it's possible that not all of the features on this site may work as well as they may under the umbrella of a large corporation, or government agency. The site is being updated all of the time in an adhoc way and is a creative project of Ryan McKenna to express himself. Sometimes this inspiration is planned and other times it occurs randomly. The site is updated according to that methodology.

Security and safety here are still important to us. For this reason, we enable HTTPS browsing by default and also do not set a tracking cookie of any kind. If we decide to set one in the future, it will only be to better serve the content of the website, not to track you around the Internet.


About the management of this site:

The only web admin of this site is Ryan McKenna. At any time, he may appoint another Admin to help deliver the site and express his creativity. He does not work on the server through public wi-fi or other public connections, but may do so on private hotspots or personal Internet access points. The site uses Linux as a server and makes use of available software such as Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and other open source software.


Being clear about your use of this site:

You use this website without any sort of warranty expressed or implied to you in any form. This is meant to be a creative website and when you see something here it should not be taken in a literal sense, but in a creative sense. The site is for entertainment purposes and to facilitate engagement to Ryan McKenna and his creations. Since this is a creative site, the work presented here may be subject to copyright and in some cases will even be covered by a registered copyright of the United States of America. The registered copyright collections presented here are not always clearly marked, so we ask that you do not reproduce this work in any capacity elsewhere for any reason besides indexing the site. If you do use a web crawler to index the site's pages, that's okay, but using a web crawler to index the site for the purpose of reposting it in an archive in the exact format displayed here with or without additional code inserted into the pages, or to recreate it according to your own creative desires, you must pay a licensing fee and have a defined agreement with the website owner. The fee must be agreed upon before you partake in the activity of presenting this website elsewhere, or it will be assumed you're paying the standard copyright fee of $1,200,00.00 USD, plus a yearly license fee of $250,000 USD. If you don't have a license to use the material on this site, do not use it. Ryan McKenna is reasonable and willing to grant various kinds of shared-use agreements if it's discussed beforehand. This type of license is something that can be attained only through direct negotiation with the copyright holder, Ryan McKenna. The copyright holder can also terminate your license at any time and charge you the standard fee if an agreement doesn't define any type of terms - so it's best to seek clarity and get a detailed legal agreement with the website owner before using the content that's presented here for your own purposes.


How this site is governed:

This site is governed by the laws of the United States of America. If you're accessing this site from outside of the USA, you agree to be governed by the laws in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA while accessing this site here or in another location, instead of your originating country. The website also has a right to settle any disputes in the state of Delaware.


More about the site:

This site is meant to be interpreted as entertainment only. Being an entertainment website, not everything here may be appropriate for all types of audiences. If there is mature content presented here, it will be marked accordingly and restricted in an appropriate way to comply with most minor-centric laws across the world.


IP presented on the site

Trademarks displayed here that are not owned directly by www.ryanmckenna.com or Ryan McKenna, are not further licensed to the visitors of this site in any way. Users of this website must clarify with the original Trademark owner that they can also use their IP in a shared use way before doing so. We make no warranty about other parties IP, including copyright or Trademarks - even something that may be covered by a patent would fall into this acknowledgement. Any trademark that is directly owned by this website may have limited uses available and you should contact Ryan McKenna before using them elsewhere. If you see the ™ sign - assume that you are not permitted to reuse this phrase elsewhere for your own creative desires or purposes.


These additional terms also apply.

At any time this site has the right to ban you for automated requests in the form of web-crawlers scraping the site to create exact backup copies of what is presented here, or engaging in data-harvesting. These "bots" can also be restricted directly in the robots.txt file, but a specific web crawler not being in that file does not mean you have the right to continue engaging in those practices that consume our servers resources for an invalid use - the use of this site is to contact Ryan McKenna or to be entertained. Indexing the site is okay, but reproducing the site is NOT okay.

General misuse of this site is enforced by the site owner and appointed web managers. These managers may change from time to time or without notification. Misuse of this site may arise in clear or sometimes hard to understand ways, so occasionally a full "high-level" block of your IP address will result from something that may seem arbitrary to a visitor. We reserve the right to make these types of judgement calls and do so when required.

There may be ideas presented on this site that are the copyright of another party, or that are owned by someone else but have been provided here under a general understanding of shared use. When someone else has their content shared here, as the copyright holder, they will have the right to take it down through formal means in our CONTACT section by selecting 'copyright notice'. Without expressed permission from the site owner, do not reproduce this websites content according to your own creative desire. This means that a visitor of this website doesn't have the right to reproduce the collection here or the ideas presentation across the site either. The site explicitly bans the inclusion of text in this site in the training of robotic or generative machine language models. Anyone engaging in this will be subject to the standard fee and may be required to cease the behavior and also destroy any past trained models that include our material. This doesn't apply to factual information aquired elsewhere in the public domain, but it does apply to all the text here that is original or creative in nature. This includes blog posts, programs, overviews, code, and collections. The same applies to our photos - none are to be included in any generative model training of any kind without permission.

There may be a cookie set on this site, but we do not set a cookie to all visitors - if we determine that you must be blocked for misuse of the site, we may set a cookie. We do our best to limit the information we collect and store to that of data resulting from your usage while visiting. By interacting with our servers, you agree to this standard. Other pieces of information may also need to be collected to operate and manage the website or adhere to local laws. You also agree to this possibility.

The New Entity Framework doesn't allow anyone to use a protected portion of this website without permission. If you have a special key on your computer, certain features on the site will be unlocked without your input. When you have a key-available you agree that it is discoverable by the website and that we can provide additional features based on the validity of the provided key.

By using this site, you agree to not tamper with security mechanisms here or on the server. This applies to both experimentation and by doing so in adhoc means for your own enjoyment or learning. We support web security practioners, but this isn't a site to facilitate your learning - this is a site to facilitate the enterainment provided by Ryan McKenna and allow you to communicate with him.

If security is what you do and you notice anything funny and "matter of fact" that may be wrong, contact Ryan McKenna with your ideas and they may be implemented.

Because of the nature of the user portion of this website, it is possible that even when you've been granted access to additional site features through a valid key, you may be offended by what someone has to say or share. If you're not able to engage in productive discourse regarding the topics discussed, and you're not willing to use the site to create a tolerant atmosphere, please, leave the site and try another community.

All content on this site was developed from scratch by Ryan McKenna. Heused a variety of appropriately licensed software products, such as Python and some of the languages addon packages to build the site. The site also relies on Linux to facilitate server behavior. We make no warranty about these tools or systems being safe or fit for use and by using this site you agree to waive any claim against the website operator and our admins resulting from security or other unforeseen problems that may arise with those products.

Any photo content that's downloaded on the site that is outside the designated "photo gallery" .zip and .gz files is not owned by the downloader and a copyright grant isn't made when you download these images. Any photo collection downloaded in the clearly marked Download section will transfer 1 non-transferrable copyright license to the downloader where they're then able to use those images for personal use - but by also taking into account what is prohibitted above. These files are not to be shared or transferred. These photo gallery files are not to be used in commercial situations either without a fully detailed agreement with the website operator.


UPDATED: 2024/02/10